"but I don't even have a grave... " "It's okay. I'll make one for you"
Happy Birthday messedupmoon!
“Where were you buried, Phantom?”
Danny nearly dropped the thermos that held the most recently captured ghost, Box Ghost on the sidewalk next to the Fenton Works “Wait, what?”
Jack Fenton, as per usual, missed the actual question. “Maddie wanted to know where you were buried,”
Danny clipped the thermos back on his belt to empty later “no, no, I mean,” Danny looked at his parents curiously “Why do you want to know?”
Maddie looked over to her husband “It was really Jack’s idea,”
Jack shrugged “It’s our anniversary!”
Danny blinked “ok… now I’m really confused.”
“Our anniversary since we made the truce! Since we, ya know, stopped… hunting you.”
Danny squirmed a bit at that “oh.”
Danny’s eyes widen as his mom, or Maddie got a bouquet of flowers out of no-where. “So, we got these for your grave.”
At a last-ditch effort to change the subject, Danny coughed “Um, yeah, well” He lowered the bouquet “I didn’t get you guys anything. So, it’s, um, only fair if I don’t get anything.” He drifted a few feet back “so… yeah.”
Maddie scoffed “you didn’t need to get us anything, it’s not like it was a part of the truce.”
“I- uh…” Danny took a deep breath “look, the truth is, I just… I just don’t have one, ok? I- those flowers… it was a really nice gesture, but I don’t even have a grave to put them with. Save your gifts for someone who was actually buried.”
Both parents were very silent. Danny, with nothing more to say, flew away as quick as possible.
“For a guy who took down millionaires, ghost of ancient yore and unspeakable horrors, you are one hell of a chicken.” Wes huffed.
Danny dragged his face across his hands and slumped down on Wes’s navy-blue bed “I knnnoooww”
Wes then walked over and plopped next to Danny then leaned against him “So, why haven’t you told them yet?”
“Um, force of habit?”
Wes cut him a sharp look.
Danny sighed “I don’t know, I mean, sure. My parents aren’t trying to hunt me down for science. And that’s great! And I don’t want to tempt fate but…”
Wes was the one who finished the sentence “But you’re still terrified of them?”
Danny reached for Wes’s hand and squeezed. “… yes.”
“Danny, your parents hunted you down for sport and science, you don’t forget something like that too easily.”
Danny nodded “True. But I don’t see many options of morally telling them I’m dead and not feel guilty about it.”
Wes snorted “Danny, dude. They used to try to kill you. I think you’re ‘morally excused’ for lying to them to feel some sense of safety.”
Danny pause “good point.”
Wes hummed in agreement.
Suddenly Danny’s eyes widen as he jumped off the bed “Aw crap.”
Wes, because of the lack of support, fell on his side. “What? What!”
Danny quickly transformed into Phantom “I forgot to release the ghost box into the portal!”
Before Wes could respond Danny opened the window and jumped out.
Wes gave a small playful smile “freak’en, drama queen.”
Danny hovered up the window and gave him finger-guns “you know it.” Then shot off.
The town went off as a blur.
Within seconds, he was back at Fenton Works and eased through the bricks like butter. The familiar smell of singed ectoplasm invaded is nose as soon as he came into the house. He then drifted through the floors until he reached the basement.
As quickly as he could, he emptied the Thermos. Danny could swear that he heard a soft “beware!” before the toxic green vortex swallowed him.
Danny shot up another five feet until he realized who it was “ah, um, hello mo- Maddie. Didn’t uh, didn’t see you there…”
Maddie waved him over “C’mon. I got something to show you.”
Danny raised a brow “Ok… where?”
She began walking up the steps. “It’s in the middle of town square, nothing unfamiliar.”
Partly out of curiosity, partly out of amusement, Danny followed her.
Danny looked around “Is there something I’m supposed to be seeing here?“
Maddie pointed to the statue. “look around there.”
“Well, alright. I don’t see anything wrong with…” then, Danny spotted it.
The bouquet of flowers.
But that wasn’t just it. Next to it was stones painted with little pictures of him that looked like they were made with small unsteady hands. Along with it were a stack of letters and a larger stone with the word “PHANTOM” across it.
Danny suddenly began to blink faster and smeared his eyes. He also recognized that these weren’t his parents handwriting “Who…”
Somehow, Jack, despite his size, managed to appear out of nowhere. “That would be the kindergarteners work! Turns out, they were already working on this certain thing and could never find you. And heard about the no-grave-situation. So…” he gestured to it all “they did this!”
Maddie smiled “It was so cute too.” After they heard they said, ‘It’s okay. I’ll make one for you’ and that was that.”
No matter how hard Danny tried to smear his eyes, teardrops flowed down and followed the curves of his face. He wanted to say something, preferably thank you, but his throat felt like someone stuffed cotton in it.
Jack blinked “are you- are you crying? Ghosts do that?”
That sentence made the tear fall down harder and Danny’s vison blurred. For both Jack and Maddie, that was enough of an answer.
Both Jack and Maddie looked at each other unsure, Jack looked back to Danny “so… do you like it?”
Danny gave a warm laugh “I love it.”
Authors note: So, I saw that you were posting a lot of Danny X Wes ships so if that’s ok I decided to sprinkle some of that in. Also, I hope you like?